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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
of vision about what was important in life. education being the primary importance and if i heard once i must have heard everyday in my childhood education opens the door of opportunity for you. it took me a while to realize that that's not the only thing it does for you. it also enriches you as a person. but she also taught me what i think the most important thing and that's to be caring about people. now, my mom didn't understand public service in the way that i've participated in it. sort of didn't lead community boards or lead -- >> rose: she probably didn't have time! >> she didn't. she was raising two kids and working six days a week and trying to survive. but she showed me what it meant to care about people. i detail in the book how my mother was a local nurse to the projects in the co-op city where we lived, how giving she was to everyone she's met. and i learned from her example that that was an important value in life to give to others. >> rose: did you also learn in your experience that you cannot do it alone? >> oh, gosh, that's what the whole book is about. it's how i
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Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
will go on advocating for the education of girls. >> i'm getting better day by day. it's just because of people. because all the people, men, women, children, all of them, all of them have prayed for me. because of these prayers, god has given me a second life. this is a new life. i want to serve the people. i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> sreenivasan: the teenager is expected to remain in britain for some time. newly installed secretary of state john kerry had his first day on the job today. the former senator entered the state department's harry truman building to a big crowd and loud cheers from staffers. he said he hopes to help make the world more prosperous and peaceful. wall street had its worst day of the year to date, amid new concerns about europe and its debt load. the dow jones industrial average fell back under 14,000 losing 129 points to close at 13,880. the nasdaq dropped nearly 48 points to close at 3131. baltimore ravens fans celebrated their super bowl win today. it was the second time the team has won the nfl championship. last night, a mass party
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30pm PST
is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on capitol hill and the president to come to some sort of rational deal. >> reporter: the short-term budget fight comes as the medium-term outlook for federal red ink is improving. the congressional budget office figures the deficit will come in at 45 billion this ar, the first deficit under $1 trillion since 2008. that's pr
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Feb 1, 2013 4:30pm PST
. this week lou's been thinking about shoes. here's author and educator lou heckler. >> the carolina panthers has had a so-so season despite having a top wide receiver in steve smith. smith has had a bit of a checkered career off the field, fighting with teammates in fact, but his athleticism and grace on the field are unmatched. now, he's gaining attention for his shoes. as he has been counseled about his bouts with anger, he has been encouraged to reach out to others instead of boiling over at them. one of the things he decided to do is to donate shoes to people who have none, and he has embraced this with the same enthusiasm that he has catching a football. plus, as a symbol of his commitment he removes his football shoes after every game and leaves them there on the field. someone gets a nice par of athletic shoes and a wonderful souvenir. it got me thinking, do i pay lip service to helping others, or am i really committed to a cause? like most of you, i have been blessed in many, many ways. i'm planning on making this year a year where i truly show my gratitude with blatant acti
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30pm PST
. this week lou's been thinking about overnight success. here's author and educator lou heckler. >> one of the things i love about sharing these moments with you is that it is for me a return to public television. i started working in public tv in 1966 at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. i was very fortunate: the station did two 15-minute newscasts every weekday and i was chosen as one of the anchormen. by the time i left hool, i had airemorehan thousand newscasts. over the next dozen or so years, i worked at three commercial stations in three states and then started a speaking, writing and coaching business in 1980. i always hoped to get a chance to be on national television. now, more than a few years later, here i am-- an overnight success! and, that brings me to "angry birds." this silly little video game is almost addictive. it's fun, it's easy to get started, and it is also the 52nd product created by a scandinavian company called rovio. 52nd! not all of us can create a success like "angry birds." what we can do is follow the advice of retired general colin powell.
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Feb 9, 2013 11:30am PST
hard for in getting that education, many of them taking out loans and working hard. and so they're bumping up against people with real experience and adults that are also looking for jobs and trying to take care of their families. and so that's why i think we are not where this country needs to be in creating jobs. i have pretty much a zig-zaggy career that lead to this point. i was a journalist, always in print journalism for 17 years, i pretty much had every beat that you could have. started out on the cop beat, covered city hall, was an investigative reporter, covered health, oversaw education coverage, business coverage, all of that. at one time i ran half the newsroom as an editor. >> bustos left journalism for a communications position for a healthcare company. she entered local politics serving on the city council in east moline, illinois. that led her to run for congress. >> it's maybe a lofty goal but, and i hope it's not idealistic and i hope we can make this happen but it's really just making sure we represent the district in a very honorable and honest fashion, make sur
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Feb 2, 2013 11:30am PST
united states. countries that deny economic opportunities to women and girls, rooted in education and business and investment are not going to be as prosperous as they might otherwise be. so it became clear that if i was going to be traveling around talking about diplomacy and development, urging changes in economic structures, introducing what we call economic statecraft to be a central pillar of our foreign policy you had to talk outomen and girls and so i've tried to do that. >> restrictions on women's economic participation are costing us massive amounts of economic growth and income in every region of the world. >> this work, ensuring that women are equal partners, as they should be, and are free to realize their own god-given potential, was one of the great pieces of unfinished business of the 21st century. with this equal futures partnership, we are taking an important step toward trying to finish that business. through this initiative, governments from around the world are making concrete commitments to support women in two key areas -- political participation and economic opp
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Feb 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
that teachers matter most in education reform. and when we got started building one goal we realized that nationally and locally there were no college access or persistent presiders that were using exceptional teachers as the focal point of their work. >> reporter: so one goal has partnered with the chicago public schools and is currently in 23 of the district's high schools. the program hopes to be in half of all chicago high schools by 2017 and is already expanding nationally. here's how it works: a one goal teacher takes on a group of 25 students and sticks with them for three years beginning in their junior year of high school. the teacher's instruction focuses on three pillars: prepping students for a.c.t. test, guiding them as they apply to college and helping them develop specific leadership skills. >> the five leadership principles that we spend time working on are professionalism, ambition, resilience, integrity and resourcefulness. the reason those five fields are important to us is because those five working in concert are predictive of success in college. >> reporter: oft
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Feb 3, 2013 10:00am PST
that into my school and educate other kids about the different religions that are out there and just let them to at least have a different perspective of even just what they've grown up in. >> i think it's the high school students that are ready for this and they're the ones who have the most to gain by true interfaith understanding. >> reporter: while fewer large scale public events are planned for this year, grand rapids' interfaith dialogue will g forward with a variety of smaller individual projects, led largely by the generation about to come of age. for "religion & ethics newsweekly", i'm judy valente in grand rapids, michigan. ♪ >>> like other major religions, islam has its own mystical branch, called sufism, which teach many ways to exrience iritl union with the divine. one of those paths -- dating from the 13th century -- is dance, specifically the dancing of those known as whirling dervishes, who were followers of the poet rumi. recently, the smithsonian institution in washington had a symposium on sufism, that included dervishes from turkey. our guide was manjula kumar,
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
that did, even today that conservatives actually affect. brown versus board of education, that many those affirmive-- we brief in brown, we have a different-- broad pro test of free speech, conservatives say that means citizens united but we believe in that too. one person one vote, conservatives say yes, that means bush versus gore because the recount was unequal. we believe in that. religious equality. yes, but don't discrimine agnst rigio say the conservatives. so what is the other one, applying the bill of rights against the states. >> rose: yeah. >> and conservatives say that means the second amendment and not just the first and the fourth and the fifth. and so although hugely controversial at the time, the warren court actually laid the foundation for the house that you and i and all our audience lives in, is the house that earl warren dreamed up. because here is what the world is in 1953. apartheid, massive mall apportionment in many of the states, organized prer in the public schools, no broad protection of free speech, practically no right force criminal defendants. and the
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Feb 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
week about being more inclusive with sort of a kinder, ghenterer republican party, education, being inclusive. you know, sort of a difference in tone but you know, i don't-- i think the republican problems are serious. ronald reagan won young voters for republicans and they were the best group in 12012, 30 years later that group that-- was still-- that's the problem the republicans have. >> we don't have a problem with you. we love having you every single friday night, mark, david, thank you. and mark and david keep up the talk on the "doubleheader," recorded in our newsroom. that will be posted at the top of the rundown later tonight. >> brown: finally tonight, a conversation with humorist dave barry. barry is well-known for his long-running newspaper column about all things wacky and wonderful in miami. and miami is the setting for his new novel, which includes a bachelor party run amuck, a wedding that's interrupted by the arrival of a boat of haitian refugees, a large python snake, some russian gangsters and, well, a lot more. the book is titled "insane city". dave barry joined
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
about the film was to show a type of education, you know that is equally valuable but completely different from what people normally see. >> rose: finally here is tony scott from the "new york times" on this program talking about your film, roll tape. >> tell me what it was that you saw in beasts of the southern wild. >> i saw an extraordinary energy and imaginative free do. i mean one thing that-- because it's an independent movie, a small scale, you know, low budget kind of seat of the pants production. and so many of the movies that have come out recently that fit that template are very kind of somber and grim and kind of literally realistic, and about sort of the missery and struggle of people in trouble. and this one was so magical, and so imaginative it had alof thatkind o, you know, social conscience and neorealist exploration but also this sense of really the only word i have is magic. and it went, it kind of invented this world and got so wonderfulfully inside the consciousness of this child, you know t reminded me of the first time i ever read huckleberry finn. the chil
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
ways. we really have to take stock of the fact we're not doing justice by our education system, by our infrastructure, by our research and development, by the policies that are needed to lift up the people of this country. and no government doesn't have to do everything. of course. we understand that. but you know, the idea of declaring the wealthiest few in the country, the job creators, well, the job creators are the people who either do or do not have money to go to the stores and purchase things and to for their families. and when they can't the economy sinks. >> rose: i want to talk about all of those, whether the digital revolution, but with washington we just had an election. >> yeah. >> rose: president obama re-elected. we see now some movement towards immigration reform. >> yeah. >> rose: because elections have results. >> yeah. >> and they realize the latino population have shown their electoral strength is that where change is going to come from? because politicians finally began notwithstanding the corporate power that you mentiod, and tnited decision by the supreme cou
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Feb 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
authentic, we are not used easily to change. but it's been an amazing run so in education reform we have done something very different. health-care reform, we've done very different. government reorganization we've done differently. we've managed in a very short period of time to really try to maintain that authenticultu but actually try to find a new way to do business going forward. >> as you know when hurricane hit here it hit the northward with huge force. and so many people suffered so much. and questions were raised about race and other issues. where are you in rebuilding the northward? where are you in trying to, whatever those scars were, get them to heal. >> yes, well let me say this. the storm did not discriminate. this storm, and people ve a hard time envisioning this, really put the entire city underwater, not just the 9th ward. the lake view, again tilly, black neighborhood, white neighborhoods, old neighborhood, newer nab hoods got completely wiped. not every part of the city is back. and this is not a surprise. the best quote about it he said when it gets cold, the poor ge
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Feb 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
education for a better future -- despairs at the thought. >> i cannot invest in my son's future. he is in school and needs help, an i cant pay for a pvate tur. >> the rock of gibraltar -- without it, the situation in the border region would be even worse, but the spanish conservative government in madrid still complains. it stopped communicating with the colony. the accusations are well known. gibraltar's wealthy economic boon is only possible because it is a tax haven, a paradise for gamblers. for the people of gibraltar, it is pure slander. >> any independent review, such asy the international monetary fund, has shown that gibraltar is by most measures an extremely well regulated and well governed jurisdiction. >> gibraltar abolished certain tax benefits under pressure from the european union, before the spanish government, that is not enough, an attitude which makes gibraltar's neighbors angry. >> we cannot be the loser of an anti-gibraltar policy made in madrid. it is not a problem for us. it is an opportunity. >> people traveling from gibraltar to spain are kept waiting for hours by
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Feb 3, 2013 8:30am PST
should be safe and legal. and that's the country that we ought to work toward-- more education, more prevention, and then leave it to the physician and the woman involved to make the best decision for the circumstances in her life. >> hinojosa: well, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, faye wattleton. it's good to see you. >> thank you for having me. continue the conversation at wgbh.org/oneonone.
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